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Saturday, November 22, 2014

President Teresa A. Sullivan today further addressed the issue of sexual violence in a message to the University Community.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Messages to the University of Virginia community regarding sexual violence.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Dear Students:
Over the past two days, our community has been deeply affected by the article that appeared in Rolling Stone magazine earlier this week. I know that many of you are feeling shocked, dismayed, saddened and, perhaps, betrayed. Our community is hurting. We are concerned about Jackie and we are worried about other survivors who have lived through the horror of sexual assault. Many of us are confused by the contradictions between the U.Va. portrayed in the article and the U.Va. that we know. Many of you are questioning your trust in our University.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Rector George Keith Martin announces an independent counsel will help the University address issues related to sexual assault, including a review of policies and processes.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

U.Va. researchers were among a team from four different institutions that collaborated to work on a decades-old mystery involving mutatations of a gene called “Ras.”

Thursday, November 20, 2014 | Audrey Breen

Rachel Wahl, an assistant professor in U.Va.’s Curry School of Education, found that human rights educators working in India were hampered by a fundamental misunderstanding of police and military officers’ moral compasses.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon

Facing a national leadership gap, the Batten School offers students something most public policy schools don’t: training in practical leadership skills like negotiation, conflict resolution, bargaining and group dynamics.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Enrollment is growing in Northern Virginia, but localities in other parts of the state are facing tough choices about closing and consolidating schools.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

“The University takes seriously the issue of sexual misconduct, a significant problem that colleges and universities are grappling with across the nation,” she writes, and outlines the University’s response to sexual misconduct allegations.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Anthony P. de Bruyn

Changes have been made to comply with new laws and federal guidance, as well as to reflect best practices. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to review the policy and offer their comments.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Dan Heuchert

The University will host two graduation ceremonies on Finals Weekend, due to growing crowds and renovations to the Rotunda.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

If you have a few dollars to invest, you might want to keep an eye on energy, or technology, or health care, or cybersecurity – or maybe even opportunities in Argentina, if your risk tolerance is high.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The annual business plan competition was organized by themes this year instead of schools, allowing teams to collaborate across Grounds. Among the finalist ideas: a non-surgical male contraceptive for male dogs and cats, and a “ for sports.”

Monday, November 17, 2014 | Matt Kelly

The Nazis had to alter the history of Germany, even of Christianity, to justify its conquests and mass exterminations, according to Alon Confino's now book.

Monday, November 17, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

In addition to office bake sales and other events to mark Wednesday’s CVC Day, President Sullivan will sponsor a drawing for free tickets to basketball games or a John Paul Jones Arena event.

Monday, November 17, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

In her first-year seminar, “Whiteness: A Racial Category,” Jalane Schmidt aims to show how whiteness, not just blackness, has been a shifting category and has served to exclude or include certain ethnic groups or races in different times and places.

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Nov. 19 session is aimed at helping those who use their voices for a living keep their vocal cords in shape.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 | Jane Kelly

A new student leadership program, internship upgrades and opportunities for more faculty engagement have provided the Cornerstone Plan a robust start.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 | McGregor McCance

The new scholarship program allows the University to provide grants to promising students with financial need for all four years of their attendance. This year, 110 students received Blue Ridge Scholarships.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Board of Visitors subcommittee has identified a mix of revenues and savings needed to implement a new strategic plan and address affordability and faculty turnover over the next seven years.


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